With a child girl on your way, Haley Jude attempts to reconcile her feminism along with her love for fuchsia.
I truly love the colour red. Bright red is my personal favorite; the brighter the greater, but we additionally love magenta, salmon, rose, and fuchsia. We wore a hot red pipe gown to my university graduation—not under my robes, but rather of 1. I am a queer femme, an ardent feminist, and, when I talked about, an enthusiast for the color pink. I did not understand exactly exactly how unique this made me out I was expecting a baby girl until I found.
We were having a daughter I was ecstatic for a number of reasons, one being my vision of so much tiny pink clothing when I learned. I quickly learned this feeling was far from the norm as I shared my news and enthusiasm about clothing shopping with friends and acquaintances, however. A number of the individuals in my own group are females whoever feminism is tied to a strong tension with, or even an outright rejection of, femininity. I have this. A great deal of feminism’s progress in past times decades that are several been about making certain females get access to usually male spheres of energy, masculine means of being and doing. Feminism spent some time working to be sure us ladies are not pigeonholed as pink-loving, soft-spoken, domestic animals. Females have worked difficult to be used really at work plus in politics.
Along the way, though, feminism has ( maybe perhaps not entirely unintentionally) diminished more traditionally feminine methods for doing and being—wearing red is certainly one of these. Continue reading “I am a Queer Pregnant Feminist With a Fetish for Pink Baby Clothes”